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In Mississippi, Republican concern rises over a U.S. Senate runoff that should have been a romp (sam., 17 nov. 2018)
Republican Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith has faltered over remarks seen as racially insensitive. Mike Espy, a black Democrat and former congressman, appears poised to take advantage.
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When left-leaning parties support austerity, their voters start to embrace the far right (Tue, 20 Nov 2018)
That's what we can learn from this new research on Poland and Hungary.
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Most charities that deserted Trump’s Florida club after Charlottesville haven’t come back (Tue, 20 Nov 2018)
Just two organizations that previously held high-dollar banquets at Mar-a-Lago returned this winter, a Washington Post analysis shows.
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Power Up: Trump's 'America First' agenda often puts economics above human rights (Tue, 20 Nov 2018)
Saudi Arabia is the chief example of this approach.
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Republicans swallowed the bait whole on Trump’s terrorists-in-the-caravan innuendo (Mon, 19 Nov 2018)
A new poll shows half of Republicans believe there are terrorists in the caravan. There is no evidence of that and plenty of reason to doubt it.
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The midterm election was a referendum on Trump — but only where he won (Mon, 19 Nov 2018)
That's according to President Trump, who isn't taking blame for the Republicans' losses in the House.
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3 takeaways from Trump’s testy Fox News interview (Mon, 19 Nov 2018)
The president tries hard to doubt inconvenient things — but also makes up convenient things.
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When Trump stretches democratic norms, do voters care? (Tue, 20 Nov 2018)
Both Republicans and Democrats care about violating democratic norms — when the other side does it.
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The disconnect between President Trump and his administration on freedom of the press (Tue, 20 Nov 2018)
Vice President Pence and the State Department defend reporters overseas. But their efforts are undercut by the president's rhetoric on "fake news" and "enemy of the people."
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Sixteen dissident Democrats vow to oppose Pelosi as next speaker (Tue, 20 Nov 2018)
The group thanked the House leader “for her years of service” but called for a new direction.
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Two Republican senators engage in war of words over criminal justice bill (Tue, 20 Nov 2018)
Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton criticized the legislation that has President Trump’s endorsement. Utah Sen. Mike Lee called Cotton’s comments “fake news.”
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White House discusses possible Trump visit to troops in Iraq or Afghanistan (Tue, 20 Nov 2018)
Confronted with criticism that he hasn’t visited U.S. forces deployed to combat zones, Trump has indicated that plans are being made.
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How the opposition to Pelosi as speaker compares to the rest of the Democratic caucus (Tue, 20 Nov 2018)
A look at the demographics and politics of those who've said they plan to oppose House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi's (D-Calif.) bid for Speaker.
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Ivanka Trump used a personal email account to send hundreds of emails about government business last year (Tue, 20 Nov 2018)
The discovery alarmed some advisers to President Trump, who feared that his daughter’s practices bore similarities to the personal email use of Hillary Clinton.
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Trump administration officials suggested sharing census responses with law enforcement, court documents show (Mon, 19 Nov 2018)
In internal communication filed as part of discovery for a California case over the citizenship census question, Trump administration officials suggested the possibility of “renewed debate” over protections that keep census answers confidential and sharing them with law enforcement and national security agencies. This is a developing story. It will be updated.
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‘Takes all of the oxygen out’: Trump further divides political map for 2020 (Mon, 19 Nov 2018)
Final results from midterm elections show how the president’s near-constant campaign presence made politics more tribal, effectively erasing lighter shades of red and blue.
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White House to fully restore Jim Acosta’s press pass; CNN to drop lawsuit (Mon, 19 Nov 2018)
The decision to grant Acosta full access comes after the White House had earlier in the day indicated it would revoke his credentials once a court-ordered temporary restraining order expired in two weeks. “We look forward to continuing to cover the White House,” CNN said in a tweet announcing the restoration of Acosta’s press pass […]
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Democratic marijuana lobbyist wins statewide race after Florida recount (Mon, 19 Nov 2018)
Although Republicans won the closely watched contests for Senate and governor, Democrats saw hope in Nikki Fried’s victory as agriculture commissioner.
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Trump EPA official who was indicted on ethics charges has resigned (Mon, 19 Nov 2018)
“I intend to focus on my family, fight these unfounded accusations and ultimately clear my name," Trey Glenn wrote in a resignation letter.
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Where every vote really counts: The closest races in America in 2018 (Mon, 19 Nov 2018)
Associated Press data indicates that 4 percent of federal and state races came down to less than 1 percentage point.
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Republicans swallowed the bait whole on Trump’s terrorists-in-the-caravan innuendo (Mon, 19 Nov 2018)
A new poll shows half of Republicans believe there are terrorists in the caravan. There is no evidence of that and plenty of reason to doubt it.
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Sixteen dissident Democrats release letter opposing Rep. Nancy Pelosi’s bid for House speaker (Mon, 19 Nov 2018)
The group has argued that Democrats need new leadership as the party is poised to control the House in January. Its pledge to oppose Pelosi both in an internal caucus election and a Jan. 3 floor vote, delivered in a letter sent to Democratic colleagues, comes as Pelosi has marshaled a legion of supporters on […]
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Trump says ‘of course’ the U.S. should have caught bin Laden sooner (Mon, 19 Nov 2018)
The president also lashed out at Pakistan and suggested in a tweet that he had warned of the al-Qaeda leader in his book before the Sept. 11 attacks.
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Cable news networks spend far more time talking about hurricanes than wildfires (Mon, 19 Nov 2018)
It's not all about East Coast bias.
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